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By Erin McCann 10:42 am July 01, 2014
Joanne Sunquist knows Epic. As the chief information officer at the four-hospital HealthEast Care System in Minnesota, she's successfully spearheaded the new $135 million Epic electronic medical record implementation within an aggressive 14-month timeline across the hospitals, which went live June 1. The health system's 14 clinics will...
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am June 26, 2014
Epic's market share still lives up to its name, but many smaller electronic medical record companies are starting to give bigger firms a run for their money as the industry continues to grow, according to a recent report from Kalorama Information.
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By Mike Miliard 10:37 am June 26, 2014
Another group of health IT powerhouses is joining forces to compete with Epic and IBM for the Department of Defense's lucrative $11 billion system modernization contract.
By Bernie Monegain 09:55 am June 26, 2014
If you had to guess which three EMR vendors increased their market share in 2013, you'd probably be right. Cerner, Epic and MEDITECH. Slam dunk.
By Stephanie Bouchard 10:25 am June 18, 2014
When it comes to revenue cycle management, a recent poll of hospital chief financial officers shows 86 percent of respondents saying the "needs" of CFOs are currently more important than most clinical and patient care "wants."
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By Mike Miliard 10:54 am June 12, 2014
Simply put, most revenue cycle management systems aren't suited for a future where providers are paid for quality, not volume. That, coupled with increasing hospital consolidation and the fact that the "the average system out there is quite old," means the entire concept of RCM is due for a shakeup.
By Erin McCann 01:57 pm May 29, 2014
Health IT solutions company Medfusion has officially terminated its contract with EHR giant Allscripts following a series of unresolved payment disputes, MedFusion officials announced April 28.
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By Mike Miliard 10:28 am May 28, 2014
Smaller electronic medical record companies are giving bigger firms a run for their money as the market continues to grow, according to a recent report from Kalorama Information.
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By Anthony Vecchione 10:37 am May 21, 2014
When it comes to choosing the right barcode medication administration system, industry experts advise prospective customers to take a close look at what electronic medical record they select.
By Mike Miliard 10:16 am May 16, 2014
Barely three weeks after ceasing its working partnership with Allscripts, patient portal developer Medfusion is now suing the EHR giant for breach of contract.

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